Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Development
Lecturer, Human Development Counseling
Teaching: Professor Nolan’s Primary courses are Applied Human Development and Introduction to Counseling. Applied Human Development is the foundational course for the Human & Organizational Development major and covers the major theories and concepts associated with adult development as well as introducing students to systems theory, practices associated with optimizing adult functioning and the process of critical inquiry.
She also teaches Introduction to Counseling: a Health & Human Services track course in HOD which introduces students to the counseling profession and settings where counselors work, as well as major theories and evidence-based practices used by those in the counseling profession.
Service: Professor Nolan is committed to elevating Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity both within H.O.D. and campus wide. She has conducted numerous trainings for various campus groups including the K.C. Potter Center, Black Cultural Center and International Student Services. She was awarded the Allyship of the Year award by V.U.'s Office of LGBTQI Life in 2016, and the Faculty Partner of the Year award from Vanderbilt's Department of Housing and Residential Education in 2019.
Professor Nolan served as a Visions Freshman Orientation Program leader for six years, and is currently the Faculty Mentor for the 29th cohort of Vanderbilt Posse Scholarship Recipients, and Faculty Liaison for a Mayfield House Living and Learning Community focused on holistic health.
Community Engagement: Professor Nolan has conducted a Community Conversation grant on improving employment opportunities for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Nashville Community and serves on the Arc of Davidson County’s family support council.